A monument along Main Street in Russell in the Municipality of Russell-Binscarth, on the grounds of the town office, commemorates farmer and politician Thomas Alexander Crerar, a person of national historic significance. It was erected on 9 October 2009 by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Other plaques at the site include one erected by the Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba in commemoration of Major Charles A. Boulton; one for the former Russell Town Bell that once rang four times a day; one for the Russell Civic Centre erected between 1997 and 1998; and one providing a history of the Town of Russell. Near the municipal office building are plaques commemorating 2002 Olympic gold medalist and NHL hockey star Theoren Fleury, and 2010 Olympic gold medalist Jon Montgomery.
Several commemorative plaques are displayed on the grounds of the Russell municipal office (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.77994, W101.28781
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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Alexander Crerar (1876-1975)
Commemorating Thomas Alexander Crerar (1876-1975) by Parks Canada
Manitoba History, Number 62, Winter 2009
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance
Memorable Manitobans: Charles Arkoll Boulton (1841-1899)
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 15 August 2019
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